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International Laboratory for Applied Network Research

The Higher School of Economics Laboratory for Applied Network Research in Moscow, Russia invites applications for postdoctoral research positions in the field of social network analysis and applied statistics.


The job involves:

  • working under the direct supervision of Laboratory`s head Valentina Kuskova (PhD, Indiana University) and scientific supervisor prof. dr. Anuška Ferligoj (PhD, Ljubljana University).  
  • participants are encouraged to pursue their own research in parallel with working on Laboratory for Applied Network Research`s projects in several broad areas:

o  statistics

o  sociology

o  political science

o  media studies

o  mathematics  

o  computer science

o  network science

  • writing research papers for international peer-reviewed journals in co-authorship with the members of the Laboratory for Applied Network Research.
  • participation in organization of the events including international conferences outside Russia and other contribution to the Lab’s development
  • public presentations of candidate’s own research to the researchers in the field and the broader academic community
  • some teaching is encouraged, though not required.


The Laboratory for Applied Network Research offers access to its office and databases, as well as all facilities and infrastructure provided by the Higher School of Economics.



  • a PhD from an international research university in such fields as: statistics, sociology, computer science, mathematics, social network analysis, 
  • a strong background in statistics and social network analysis,
  • ability to work in a team,
  • fluent English
  • relevant experience is an asset although not required


General conditions for Post-Doctoral Research positions can be found here. Appointments will be normally made for one year.


A CV and research statement should be submitted via online application form and two letters of recommendation should be submitted by the referees directly to fellowship@hse.ru by February 15, 2019. Please note that direct applications to the hiring laboratory may not be reviewed.


About HSE

HSE is a young, dynamic, fast-growing Russian research university providing unique research opportunities.

For more information about HSE, please visit: Laboratory for Applied Network Research or contact Deputy head of the Lab Daria Maltseva directly.

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